Thursday, April 19, 2007

FAB Contest Announced

Oh how I love FAB weeks here at dee & Dee! It is so much fun getting to introduce ya'll to great books and then having the chance to GIVE one away! And this months FAB pick is no different. R.L. LaFevers has generously agreed to send the winner of this months contest a SIGNED copy of her new book THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS.

In TATSOC, Theo's mother returns from an archaeological dig in Egypt with all sorts of interesting (and cursed, but we'll get to that in a later post ) artifacts. So R.L., Maggie, and I thought it would be a neat to think about future archaeologists and what artifact from the 21st Century might they find in a dig and be puzzled over? Or maybe they aren't puzzled, perhaps they are intrigued. That's completely up to you. To enter the contest to win a signed copy of TATSOC, leave a comment here (on one of the FAB posts) telling us what the artifact would be, if future archaeologists would find it interesting or puzzling, and why.

Remember, be creative and HAVE FUN. Grab your kiddos and let them enter as well. If you want EXTRA entries in the contest simply post a picture of the book and the JCC (click here for the post) on your blog and link back to us. Please make sure to leave a comment so we know you did it, and we'll add in extra entries for you.

Good Luck and Take Care

18 comments:

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I'm just gonna put my answer out there. I think they'd be both puzzled and intrigued by thongs (the underwear). I'm living in this century, and I've gotta admit to being both! :)

Chari-Dee said...

LOL, Alyssa! Why didn't I think of that!? I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out a good one to start the ball rolling and you nailed it!

Love it!

Take Care

Joni G. said...

I'm thinking paper and coin money! I can imagine that once the entire world gets on the same monetary system (like the Euro has begun this trend), in the future we'll use "virtual" money - kind of like the modern-day debit card. I realize that money has been around for a l-o-n-g time, but I'm thinking the 21st century could be the end of that era.

Debbie said...

How about a sim card out of a cell phone? I'm not sure about anyone else, but I would be both puzzled and intrigued if I didn't know what one was and just found it in the ground. It looks so "technological" like even though to the naked eye it would make no sense, there is probably all kinds of interesting information to be found inside it.

Sheri said...

With the way technology is going, I would think that CD players are headed for oblivion just like record players, cassettes, and 8 tracks have. It's amazing to me how things have changed in just my lifetime. So I would say they will be puzzled and intrigued by the archaic CD player. Why would anyone want to jog around with such a bulky contraption when so much music can be contained on a device small enough to fit in your ear? And heaven forbid they ever dig up a record player!! LOL! Vinyl? Egads--these people must have lived in the Dark Ages!

Sheri said...

Well, I posted links at both my blogs, but for some reason couldn't get the picture to post. (sigh) I am so hopeless sometmes with all this technical stuff... And I would like to know why it is that i have to put in those silly word verifications THREE TIMES every time I post something on Blogger lately? Never just goes in the first time, and I have my own account! *grumble*

Laura Florand said...

Floppy discs. But we have to assume an interruption of the heritage of information, a couple of generations worth, because we record all the minutiae of our daily lives anymore, so without the interruption, there's little that would remain mysterious for long.

High fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils. In a few generations, no one's going to believe we could have been so insane as to put that into our bodies. It will be like those X-ray shoe-fitting machines or arsenic for the complexion.

This book looks very good!

danetteb said...

What about light switches? I evision future houses to be like the smart house in the SciFi show Eureka where everything is automatic,you walk into a room and the lights just turn on by themselves.*g*

Carol said...

I think that someday no one will know what I dial telephone is if they find one. Actually, I think there are some kids today that wouldn't know what it is or how to use it! lol

Sheri said...

My daughter laughed over the dial phone one--she suggested clocks with hands. To this day both of my girls look at me funny if I say it's "quarter to" or "quarter after" because they are of the generation that learned to tell time with LED readout-type clocks. I keep trying to help them learn a regular clock by buying them watches with a face and hands, but they don't like them. And I just realized as I am writing this that all the clocks in our house are LED except the grandfather-type clock on the wall and it doesn't work. (Well, it would if I bothered to widn it up, but I digress). *sigh* So I guess I have to agree with Jordan--clocks with hands,faces, and windy things.

Ali said...

I'll have to say prescription eye glasses ;)
With laser surgery getting more popular, maybe way in the future no one will be wearing glasses and they'll wonder why these glasses are clear instead of tinted for the sun.

dee said...

That 'eyeglasses' one made me think of SPECIALS. Huh.
I have no clue. I recently read a futuristic story where the cell phones were implanted in their molar teeth, and handheld phones were basicaally obsolete. Very weird, to me.

Lindsay said...

high heels. (i hope) :)

-OH

Phyllis said...

Big old honking computers. We can already hardly fathom the massive computers with punch cards to run equations and that they ran the moon missions with less memory than your average cell phone. They'll see the heaps and heaps of equipment and wonder what all that was for.

Phyllis said...

Left a pic and comment on my blog!

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Robin LaFevers said...

Yes, Alyssa! Thongs!! (Although, as a children's author, I don't feel like I can even say that word in public!)

But yeah, so with you on that one!

anne said...

High heels, the ultimate stilleto. Why anyone would attempt that is beyond me.

McB said...

Paper clips. Centuries from now they'll still be around but the paper will have disintegrated. They'll be puzzled. Sometimes these implements are found in piles, sometimes grouped loosely together ... but sometimes you find them in completely unexpected places. Mixed up with coins, for instances. Or buttons. Are they a kind of currency? A clothing fastener? Simple keys or a discrete membership badge (The Secret Society of the Oblong Spiral).